What if you were first to discovera family member in an emergency?
Would you know what to do?
Farming is an occupation that exposes workers to
many hazards. The key to surviving is not getting
caught by these hazards. This program shows educators
how to deliver the Farm Family Emergency Response
Program in their community. Various modules
are presented that depict typical farm injury incidents.
Typical instructors for this program include Cooperative
Extension Educators, hospital personnel, agricultural
teachers, and emergency service instructors. Educators
with a strong knowledge of agricultural practices
as well as rescue and patient care procedures make
As an educator, you can make a positive difference in
helping farm family members prepare for emergencies
on their farms. One strategy in becoming prepared for
an emergency is to identify and eliminate the hazards
that could lead to such an emergency. Your actions as
an educator in this program can have a direct effect on
reducing the incidence of death and injury on local
The Instructor materials consists of:
- A 20 minute "tutorial" discussion on how to present the program.
- A demonstration presentation.
- Reproducible class materials.
- Instructional materials and module narratives.
: VCR, TV and computer with Word and
Power Point programs.
: PC with DVD drive and Power DVD, Windows
Media Player (recommended) or Realplayer.
Mac computers should have 450/g4 with a DVD
drive. DVD's will also play in most home DVD players to view on a TV.
: PC with CD drive and Windows Media Player. 500 mhz/64 meg ram is suggested. All CD's are cross-platform and will play in Apple Mac or Windows. Mac computers will require Windows Media Player to play the tutorial and demonstration.
Three separate media formats are available: VHS,
DVD, or CD. The CD format is recommended if
viewing on a computer monitor and not being projected.
If being viewed on a TV monitor, choose the
VHS or DVD media.
All formats come with the following:
- The Instructor Tutorial
- The demonstration presentation
- A CD with PowerPoint presentations and reproducible
- An instructor notebook that contains instructional
materials and module narratives
When you order, choose which version (VHS, DVD,
or CD) that you would like.
Farm Family Emergency Response is intended for all farm
groups, i.e. farm managers, employees, spouses, 4-H and
FFA groups, etc. Participation as a family or as a farm
work group is encouraged.
As an educator, you can make a valuable contribution to your
community by helping to implement the Farm Family Emergency
Response Program. With proper training, those first on the
scene of injury emergencies will not only recognize potential
dangerous situations, but will know what to do and what not to
do to help the injured victim-who is often a family member.
To order the tutorial, please complete the form below and mail it with the proper payment to the address below . Please be sure to choose which format (VHS, DVD, or CD) you are purchasing.
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MANAGING AGRICULTURAL EMERGENCIES PROGRAM
The Pennsylvania State University
205 Ag Engineering Building
University Park PA 16802
Prepared By Davis Hill, Senior Extension Associate, Department Of Agricultural
And Biological Engineering
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Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences research, extension, and
resident education programs are funded in part by Pennsylvania counties,
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Department of
Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work, Acts of Congress
May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of
Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Legislature. T.R. Alter, Director of
Cooperative Extension. The Pennsylvania State University.
This publication is available in alternative media on request.
Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its
programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodations
or have questions about the physical access provided, please
contact Davis at 814-865-2808 in advance of your participation or visit.
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the diversity of its workforce.
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